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Workers’ Comp Summit: Sept 22-24, 2021 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Workshop B: 2019 Comp Summit Ethics Forum

Monday, August 26th, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Harassment and Bar Rule 5

What’s it all about? Our annual dive into ethics and the law of workers’ compensation challenges attorneys to uphold best practices in the service of their clients and the integrity of the Bar. We will explore a new ethical avenue this year, the recognition and avoidance of harassment and bullying behaviors in the profession. This new component of attorney continuing education will focus on a few all too prevalent scenarios, and is intended to continue our focus on professionalism, the mood of the Maine Bar, and the broader related matters of stress, collegiality, and fairness. Leading the conversations are Aria Eee (Staff Attorney for the Board of Overseers of the Bar) and Paul Sighinolfi (Senior Managing Director for Ametros, and former chair of the Board of Overseers of the Bar).

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Gain a better understanding of what constitutes harassment and bullying as it pertains to the practice of law, particularly its more subtle, unconscious bias aspects.
  • Understand the scope of the problems that led to the new Bar Rule 5 requirement.
  • Become a leader in your law firm for encouraging better behaviors on this front.

Approved for 1.25 Maine Attorney CLE H&D Credits.

Program Faculty: Aria Eee, Paul Sighinolfi